Israeli army kills Palestinian teen in West Bank

Israeli army kills Palestinian teen in West Bank
The Israeli army has shot and killed a 16-year-old teenager near the West Bank city of Nablus, the Palestinian health ministry said.
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Israeli soldiers have raided West Bank villages after the shooting of three Israelis [Getty]

The Israeli army shot and killed a Palestinian teenager in the West Bank on Wednesday, the Palestinian health ministry said.

Sixteen-year-old Said Youssef Muhammad Oudeh "succumbed to his grave wounds caused by live bullets," fired by Israeli troops in the Odla area near Nablus, the ministry added.

The Palestine Red Crescent confirmed having recovered the body of a young man.

It said another young man was wounded by the shots and had been hospitalised.

Contacted by AFP, the Israeli army said that Molotov cocktails were thrown at soldiers "during a routine operation south of Nablus".

"The soldiers acted to stop the suspects by opening fire on them," the army said, adding that no soldiers were injured and that the incident would be investigated.

The Israeli army is currently carrying out a massive manhunt in the northern West Bank in search of a Palestinian who fired at and wounded three Israelis on Sunday.

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The shooter fled after opening fire at a bus station at the Tapuah junction south of Nablus.

The army said it had found the vehicle and arrested "a number of suspects", without giving further details.

The Israeli army has occupied the West Bank, a Palestinian territory, since the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.

About 2.8 million Palestinians live in this territory, as do some 475,000 Israelis living in settlements deemed illegal by international law.

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